CARE

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state-funded program developed to provide education opportunities for persons receiving TANF benefits. CARE
provides support for student retention and academic success, assists students in their academic or vocational objectives, and helps them in breaking away from welfare
dependency. The program provides academic, vocational, and personal advising, financial assistance, assistance with books, transportation, group support, tutoring, peer
counseling, and referral services.

Requirements
  • Single head of household
  • Currently on TANF
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have at least one child under the age of 14 for whom you receive TANF benefits
  • Be enrolled in 12 or more units
  • Be EOP&S eligible
  • Have a vocational or academic objective
How do I apply and qualify?

In order to participate in EOP&S and CARE, you must complete, file, and qualify for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG) as well as complete the EOP&S application
and enroll as a full-time student (12 or more units) for the current semester. It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your application
will be evaluated and you will be contacted concerning your eligibility for the program.

*Note* If you will not be a full-time student, you may still qualify for EOP&S if you are evaluated by Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) and diagnosed with
a specific learning disability. You may contact the DSPS office for more information.

If you have further questions, please contact the EOP&S/CARE office at Woodland Community College and our staff will provide you with any additional information.